Re: Doing UCD exercises remotely
- --- In email@example.com, "Desilets, Alain"
>client in the Canary Islands (5 hour time difference).
> I need to do a lightweight UCD exercise à la Jeff Patton with a
>and use some kind of virtual stickies software (ex: HottNotes or
> Has anyone had experience with this? What works what does not?
> I was thinking of using something like WebEx with desktop sharing,
Probably not something that is easily affordable, but we've used
SmartBoards from Smart Technologies with some success to help
facilitate sessions between different offices. SmartBoards are
basically whiteboards that are also linked to a virtual whiteboard.
You draw on the whiteboard with special pens, and what you draw is
captured electronically and shown on the virtual whiteboard (and
projected onto the physical whiteboard with a projector.
Multiple sites can be sharing the same whiteboard at the same time and
all can manipulate. Those without SmartBoards can still use the
software to manipulate the whiteboard.
An added benefit is that everything can be recorded and distributed
Here is a link: http://www2.smarttech.com/st/en-us/products/
Not cheap, but very helpful.